Color Of Change PAC Celebrates Sweeping Progressive Victories in Michigan

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2022

Color Of Change PAC Celebrates Sweeping Progressive Victories in Michigan

Color Of Change PAC endorsed five candidates across Michigan, including Gretchen Whitmer for re-election as Governor, Rashida Tlaib for re-election to CD-13

MICHIGAN Following a landmark midterm election cycle and progressive victories throughout the state of Michigan, Color Of Change PAC — the political action committee of the nation’s largest online racial justice organization — released the following statement from Color Of Change PAC Spokesperson Rashad Robinson:

“Sweeping Democratic victories in Michigan are a testament to the years-long work of grassroots organizing and unwavering determination of progressive voters across the state. Facing down extremist plots to undermine fair elections, Michigan voters have demonstrated once again that defending our democracy is critical to lay the groundwork for needed progress on issues like job security, voting rights legislation, equitable education, and more.

Not only are today’s results a win for Black communities and our allies who turned out to vote for candidates committed to delivering on our priorities, they also mark a significant victory for our members who have been mobilizing for months leading up to election day and throughout off-cycle years. 

We congratulate Gretchen Whitmer, Garlin Gilchrist, Jocelyn Benson, Dana Nessel and Rashida Tlaib for their victories and look forward to partnering with them once in office to champion policies that empower Black communities.”

In Michigan, Color Of Change PAC endorsed the following candidates: Gretchen Whitmer for re-election as Governor; Garlin Gilchrist for re-election as Lt. Governor; Jocelyn Benson for re-election as Secretary of State; Dana Nessel for re-election as Attorney General; and Rashida Tlaib for re-election to CD-13. 

Over the last few months, Color Of Change PAC mobilized thousands of members and Black voters in Michigan to turn out the vote and elect progressive candidates with comprehensive and progressive policies and reforms in their platform that support Black communities.

Here are a few of the statistics about Color Of Change PAC’s work to support Michigan candidates:

  • 126,155 calls/texts to voters
  • 356,987 direct mail pieces sent to Black voters and members
  • In partnership with Priorities USA, total digital engagement of over 2.5 million voters across WI and MI

Since 2016, Color Of Change PAC has mobilized hundreds of thousands of Black voters across the country, endorsing candidates who offer plans to help move Black people forward. One of the first-ever political organizing groups to figure out how to reach and engage Black voters and its members online, Color Of Change PAC ramped up its digital and direct mail tactics ahead of the 2022 election cycle.


About Color Of Change PAC

Color Of Change PAC is a Political Action Committee focused on building independent Black political power, amplifying Black voices, electing candidates who share our values, and holding them accountable to our communities. For more information on Color Of Change PAC, visit